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Neutrons & Synchrotron Radiation for Science:

This 1-month school, established in 1991, provides training for students, postdoctoral and senior scientists from European and non-European universities and laboratories, in the field of Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation for condensed matter studies (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Geosciences, Industrial applications).

It includes lectures, practicals, tutorials, and visits of Large Facilities: ALBA in Barcelona, KIT in Karlsruhe, DESY and European XFEL in Hambourg, ELETTRA and FERMI in Trieste, ESRF, ILL in Grenoble, Soleil and LLB in Paris-Saclay, and SLS/PSI in Villigen.

The next HERCULES session will take place from 18 March to 19 April 2019

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  • Paul Scherrer Institute
  • EMBL
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  • DESY
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HERCULES 2018 booklet

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Asia-Pacific edition of HERCULES in Taiwan, July 2015

Hercules Asia-Pacific edition, Taiwan 2015

In July 2015, at the occasion of the 25th anniversary of HERCULES, a 3-week Asia-Pacific edition of HERCULES will also be organized in Taiwan (in addition to the annual school in March).

Read the full announcement.

More information on the Asia-Pacific, Taiwan 2015 HERCULES website.

HERCULES 2013 participants interview from NMI3

What the HERCULES 2013 participants think about HERCULES. Watch on the NMI3 website.


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Hercules HERCULES 2019

  • 01/09/2018 | Application starts
  • 15/10/2018 | Application ends
  • 18/03/2019 | Session starts
  • 19/04/2019 | Session ends

HERCULES 2019 poster

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